Donnelly Flat campsite and picnic area

Image: Bev Bacon | DOC

Introduction

The track to Donnelly Flat passes through some of the best mixed podocarp/broadleaf forest in the Tararua Range - this short, easy walk with a picnic area and stream on route is an great option for kids.

Track overview

2.5 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track

Description

Cross the Atiwhakatu footbridge and follow the relatively flat track to Donnelly Flat – an attractive picnic area and campsite with access to Atiwhatatu Stream.

From here the track continues to the Atiwhakatu Track junction, and loops back to the Holdsworth car park via the foot of the Gentle Annie Track.

Getting there

The track starts from the end of Mount Holdsworth Road.

2 km south of Masterton, turn off SH2 into Norfolk Road, which turns into Mt Holdsworth Road. Follow signs to Tararua Forest Park, about 15 km from SH2.

Nature and conservation

The track passes through some of the best mixed podocarp/broadleaf forest in the Tararua Range. Rimu, miro and northern rata tower over a canopy of kamahi, red beech and silver beech.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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